Someone saw something
in you once. That's partly why you are where you are today.
It could have been a thoughtful parent, a perceptive teacher,
a demanding drill sergeant, an appreciative employer, or
just a friend who dug down in his pocket and came up with
a few bucks. Whoever it was had the kindness and the foresight
to bet on your future. Those are two beautiful qualities
that separate the human being from the orangutan. In the
next 24 hours, take 10 minutes and write a grateful note
to a person who helped you. Matter of fact take another
10 minutes to give somebody else a break. Who knows? Someday
you might get a nice letter. it could be one of the most
gratifying messages you ever read.
''Encyclopedia of Inspiration and Motivation''